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There are two types of churches in Cameroon today: mainline churches and other churches. The former are churches that were founded in Africa, for Africans, by missionary societies. These churches - Reformed-Lutheran, Anglican, Methodist, Baptist, Presbyterian - were run initially by western...
Arguing that Reformed churches are faced with very characteristic challenges and opportunities in Africa today, the article illustrates this claim with a narrative rooted in recent South African experiences. It tells the story of the birth of the Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa in the...
This article gives a brief account of the historic presence of Orthodox Christianity in Africa and of features of Orthodox ecclesiology, particularly episcopacy and apostolic succession, which, in the 19 th and 20 th centuries, attracted several groups of African Christians, who had initially...
The foundation of Paul's vision of the Christian community as 'neither Jew nor Greek' is his radical appreciation of the Grace of God at work in the Christ-Event. This radical notion of divine grace enables Paul to affirm Jews and Gentiles in their cultural particularities as well as to humble...
This article tries to chart developments in African Christianity south of the Sahara (though leaving South Africa aside, because of its own unique dynamic). It divides African Christianity into two rough and ready categories - mainline and 'Pentecostal'. For the mainline (or mission or...
This article discusses the notion of the Church's shift of gravity to Sub-Saharan Africa. From an African feminist ethical and theological perspective, the intention is to outline the debates relating to the expansion of Christianity in Africa, particularly as it is embodied by the...
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